Posts Tagged ‘firearms’

Philippine church leaders give thumbs down to arming priests

Monday, June 11th, 2018
arming priests

Church leaders in the Philippines have opposed the idea of arming priests as a protection measure in the wake of recent attacks on members of the clergy. Calls have come from several quarters for priests to take advantage of a 2014 law allowing journalists, priests, lawyers, doctors, nurses, accountants and engineers to carry firearms outside Read more

Church encourages couples to bring AR-15 rifles to be blessed

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

A Pennsylvania-based offshoot of the Unification Church is encouraging couples to bring their AR-15 rifles with them to a commitment ceremony in the Pocono Mountains, a half-mile from an elementary school. World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland said it planned the Feb. 28 ceremony months ago, well before last week’s massacre at a Florida Read more

Passchendaele “New Zealand’s darkest day” in WWI remembered on distant shores

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

A New Zealand Memorial and Garden has been opened at Zonnebeke, Belgium, in time for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele. It is one ‘petal’ of a larger memorial for all those who died there – including German soldiers. It’s also a departure from the style of tributes in the 1920s to the ‘glorious dead’, Read more

Man accidentally fires off gun at Easter vigil

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The Easter vigil in Altoona, Pennsylvania finished with a bang when a man accidentally fired off a gun he was carrying in his pocket. The firearm’s safety lock was apparently disengaged and the unidentified man’s pants evidently activated the gun when the man stood up after the final hymn. “Many people understandably have questions about what Read more